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Alexei Bayer

Portrait of writer and translator Alexei Bayer
Contributor

Alexei Bayer

Alexei Bayer was born in Moscow. In 1974 he immigrated to the United States, where he works as an economist and writer. His works of fiction have been published in various US literary journals, including the Kenyon Review and New England Review. Bayer and Andrei Gelasimov have cooperated in translating each other’s works, and a collection of Bayer’s short stories, Eurotrash, was translated by Gelasimov and published in Moscow in 2004. He has published two detective novels set in Moscow in the 1960s, Latchkey Murders and Murder at the Dacha. He currently writes for The Globalist.

Articles by Alexei Bayer

On the Moscow Metro and Being Gay
By Dmitry Kuzmin
In the catalogue of sins in his Divine Comedy, which is as random as it is insanely detailed, Dante found room for the sin that “dared not speak its name” long before Oscar Wilde’s trial—one of which…
Translated from Russian by Alexei Bayer
Translating to and from a Native Language
By Alexei Bayer
My first English word was KNIFE. I learned it at a preschool center run by the highbrow weekly Literaturnaya Gazeta for the children of its busy writers and editors.It was like a boarding school where…
Joan
By Andrei Gelasimov
He just loved that little gizmo. Actually, he didn’t like it much at first, because he was hot all over and was running a temperature, while that thing was cool, and he shuddered when it got pressed…
Translated from Russian by Alexei Bayer
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